While the reaction to “Batman: The Killing Joke” was probably more divided than Warners might have hoped, they’re still progressing with their DC animated films initiative and looking to tackle some other notable storylines from the comics that have yet to grace the screen.
Actors Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy were in attendance at Canada’s 2016 Fan Expo over the weekend and were asked what titles were currently in development at Warner Bros. Animation’s direct-to-video DC film department.
Conroy turned and asked Hamill: “What do you think about Hush” to which Hamill followed with “Well, what do you think about A Death in the Family?” with the audience reportedly going nuts over both. Of course that’s a long way from a confirmation let alone an announcement, but certainly does indicate fans would be keen for more direct adaptations.
The “Hush” storyline by Jeph Loeb follows a mysterious and heavily bandaged stalker called Hush, who seems intent on sabotaging Batman from afar. At the same time Dr. Thomas Elliot, a childhood friend of Bruce and a renowned brain surgeon, comes to town at Bruce’s request to help him repair a head injury. The storyline featured numerous Bat villain appearances, and serious development of a romance with Catwoman,.
Jim Starlin’s “A Death in the Family” storyline is the infamous one in which the second Robin, Jason Todd, is killed at the hands of The Joker. If either goes ahead it’ll be a while. The immediate next slate of DC Animated films include “Justice League Dark,” “Teen Titans: The Judas Contract” and “Batman and Harley Quinn” along with the already much hyped “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” with Adam West and Burt Ward.
Speaking of Batman, a new fan-made mashup trailer by Stryder HD imagines a “Batman v Superman” with Christopher Reeve as Superman and Michael Keaton as Batman. Check out the results below:
Source: Screen Rant